Annual Memorial Service in Mirow

On 28 August the annual memorial service for deceased members of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz took place at the Church of St John in Mirow where the family crypt is located. The service was led by Pastor Ulrike Kloss of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, and the retired Catholic Pastor, Bernhard Szymanski. This…

Portrait of Grand Duke Georg

A large portrait of Grand Duke Georg has recently gone on display in Neustrelitz at the Kulturquartier Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The portrait was handed over to the Kulturquartier in April by HH The Duke of Mecklenburg who has acquired it from HSH Prince Ernst August of Lippe. The portrait which is belived to date from around 1880…

Friend of Peace

The Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz has been awarded the honorary title of ‘Friend of Peace of the International Tree of Peace Project’ by the Slovakian non governmental and non-profit organisation, Servare et Manere. The International Tree of Peace Project originated in the Slovak Republic in 2018 with the goal of promoting a message of…

Engagement of The Hereditary Prince and Miss Hande Macit

The engagement of The Hereditary Prince, elder son of the Duke and Duchess of Mecklenburg, with Miss Hande Macit, only daughter of Mr Suphi Macit and Mrs Cemile Macit (nee Uçar), was announced today by the couple from their home in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The couple have decided for the tradition of rings in…

Christmas 2020

Following a recent eye operation The Duchess of Mecklenburg is now recuperating at home and in good spirits. As a consequence of this it is with regret that this Christmas the Duke and Duchess of Mecklenburg will be unable to post their usual number of Christmas cards and personally respond to the many Christmas greetings…

Hereditary Prince visits the Amsterdam Hermitage

On Thursday 20 August, The Hereditary Prince visited the ‘Jewels! The Glitter of the Russian Court’ exhibition at the Amsterdam Hermitage. Accompanied by Hande Macit he was received by jewellery historian Martijn Akkerman and Marlies Kleiterp, head of exhibitions at the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Hereditary Prince, who currently lives in Rotterdam, is a descendant of…

Tourism in Ratzeburg

On 30 July, Duke Michael was in Ratzeburg to participate in a meeting about the development of tourism on the island city. The Principality of Ratzeburg was acquired by the House of Mecklenburg in 1648 and formed part of the territory of Mecklenburg-Strelitz upon its creation in 1701. Today it serves as the capital of…

Memorial Service in Mirow

The annual memorial service for deceased members of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz took place today at the Church of St John in Mirow in the presence of Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alexander and Duke Michael. The service was led Father Bernhard Szymanski accompanied by Propst Joachim Thal on the organ.  The service this year paid…